Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Write down a major life goal you have yet to achieve or even begin to take action on. For each goal, write down three uncertainties (read: fears) you have relating to each goal. Break it down further, and write down three reasons for each uncertainty. When you have three reasons for your fear, you’ll be able to start processing the change because you know where the fear stems from. Now you’ll be able to make a smaller changes that push you towards your larger goal. So begins the process of “trusting yourself.”
(Author: Sean Ogle)
Yet to achieve: To be a published novelist
Not able to find the time
a. I get distracted with so many things, other commitments
b. I have to live/earn a living
c. Get exhausted at the thought of a rewrite
Too big a task
a.I hate rewriting and rewriting
b. So time consuming
c. Its crap anyway, no one will want to read it.
Hate to apply to publishers
a. Fear of rejection
b. Fear of rejection
c. So much time this will take, and for what? Rejection.
The tiny sliver f hope here is the mule in me. It might just push me past the finishing line if I don’t listen to the voice of reason. It does not work with the mule, the mule has no ear for it. Thank god for stubbornness, then.